Forget Napoleon and its vaulting ambition. Directed with bare competence, this is a limp adaptation of Théophile Gautier's historical fantasy (one of the source books of camp) about a penniless baron who joins a group of travelling players after falling for the ingénue. Both the theatrical and the swashbuckling larks remain dispiritingly lifeless.
Cast and crew
Abel Gance, Claude Vermorel
Fernand Gravey Assia Noris Jean Weber Jean Fleur Paul Oettly Maurice Escande